PHILADELPHIA ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS
 
 
2017 MULTIMEDIA CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIPS


COLLEGE STUDENTS ( FULL-TIME) / $1,000

The Philadelphia Association Of Black Journalists is offering two (2) $1,000 scholarships to Philadelphia area college students pursuing a career in journalism / multimedia arts. Those eligible for this journalism challenge must be enrolled full-time in a four-year accredited college in the Philadelphia region (Philly, South Jersey, Delaware).  Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in journalism or communications (i.e. broadcast, radio, print, new media) or in another major working toward a journalism career.  

COLLEGE STUDENTS  (PART-TIME) / $500

The Philadelphia Association Of Black Journalists is offering one (1) $500 scholarship to a Philadelphia area college student enrolled as a part-time student (minimum 6 credits) in a four-year accredited college.  Student must be pursing a degree in journalism / multimedia arts.

FUTURE JOURNALIST (HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS) / $1,000

The Philadelphia Association Of Black Journalists is offering one (1) $1,000 scholarship to a Philadelphia area graduating High School senior actively exploring their interest in the field of journalism / multimedia arts.  Student must be accepted to an undergraduate college or university in the Philadelphia region. A portion of the scholarship award must be used to purchase equipment of choice that will assist them in fulfilling their journalistic ambitions.

REQUIREMENTS

College Students
  • Full-time applicants: Must be a 1st, 2nd or 3rd year student (graduating seniors not eligible)
  • Part-time applicants: Must currently have a minimum of 6 credits
  • All applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must provide official sealed transcript from registrar
  • All applicants must submit a 1200 word essay 
  • All applicants must submit a 2-minute demo reel of their current work

High School Students
  • Must be a graduating senior
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA (official transcript required)
  • Must provide proof of acceptance into an accredited 4-year college or university in the Philadelphia region
  • Applicant must have two letters of recommendation. One reference must be the applicant’s English teacher. The letters must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the reference’s signature across the seal.
  • All applicants must submit a 1200 word essay 
  • All applicants must submit a 2-minute demo reel of their current work

WHAT TO SUBMIT

1. A typed & double-spaced 1200 word essay addressing the following:

High School Students: 
  • What are your journalism aspirations?
  • What or who has been your biggest inspiration?
  • What piece of equipment would you select to help you practice journalism and discuss why.
College Students:

What cause inspires YOU the most? As an aspiring journalist, what would you do to raise awareness about the issues surrounding that cause?


2. All applicants must submit a 2-minute demo reel that represents your current work in the field of journalism / multimedia arts. (may be shown at Awards & Scholarship Gala
 

TIMELINE
  1. Application/Essay/Demo Reel Deadline - Saturday, September 30, 2017
  2. Winners Announced - Tuesday, October 10, 2017
  3. Awards & Scholarship Gala - Saturday, October 21, 2017

 

Scholarship winners receive the scholarships on Oct. 21st at the Awards & Scholarship Gala.

  

Questions should be directed to:
Charlene Horne, PABJ Scholarship Committee Chair 
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Call: 215-977-5353

 

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